The Last Seltzer Man
by Jay Solomon
by Shayla Love
A Dodge Man with a Mercedes Grill
Pia Lindstrom had a great pair of legs, but that wasn’t what Walter Backerman remembers about her.
After an interview with Walter’s father, Al, she looked into the Channel 4 WCBC-TV camera and said, “It’s a shame that after 55 years of continuous service, that Mr. Backerman senior will be the last seltzer man in the family. His young son Walter is enrolled to start law school in the fall.” She flashed a smile. “It’s a shame. There are too many lawyers out there and too few good seltzer men."
That was 40 years ago. Turns out, the world was spared another lawyer.
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